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09 March 2021 Polish Multiplier Event

The event held on the 8th March was attended by 21 participants whereas the event organised on 9th March was attended by 22 participants. They were mathematics teachers, special needs teachers who support students with learning difficulties and disabilities, as well as school psychologists, pedagogists and teachers’ assistants and trainees.

 

04 March 2021 Final partners meeting

 

The final meeting was held online on 4 March 2021. Emanuela de Negri and Lorenzo Martellini conducted the meeting and all partners contributed with the presentation of the testing and evaluation of the Intellectual Outputs with end users. The meeting was also an opportunity to thank all the partners for their commitment in the time-span of the prject and finalise the last activities in view of the final report. 

19 February 2021 Testing with involved schools

 

Today the testing of the Intervention and Monitoring toolscarried out by the project partner with the involved teachers and students officially ended. The results will be explained in 3 national reports, one per country, and then University of Genova, as scientific cooridinator, will develop a transnational report on the testing analysing the results at a European level. 

11 January 2021 Guidelines section on the project portal

 

The Guidelines produced by the project partners has been created and it is now possible to read online the contents and to download the PDF version of the guidelines. 

07 January 2021 Polish best practice dissemination event

The best dissemination activity was an online webinar organised for the partners of Erasmus+ projects "Walking Together" and "Let's Light on the Solution". It was held on line in January 2021. The participants of the event were teachers from 9 different schools located in 6 European countries (France, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Poland).

10 December 2020 Online meeting

 

An online meeting was held online on 10 December 2020. Emanuela de Negri and Lorenzo Martellini conducted the meeting and all partners contributed with the presentation of the activities carried out at national level regarding the translation of the Intervention and Monitoring Tools and of the guidleins. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to make a detailed planning of the final steps of the project and to organize the finalisation of the testing of the tools with the involved schools. 

27 November 2020 Italian best practice dissemination activity

The national meeting of the PLS (Piano Lauree Scientifiche) group of secondary school of first grade, a dissemination event organized by the professor Francesca Morselli in Genoa, Italy, took place on 27 November 2020. This is a good example of a dissemination event and represents one of the SMILD success stories.

38 School teachers from Liguria and Piemonte Regions attended to the meeting.

A specific space was dedicated to the SMILD project in order to allow the participating teachers to express their opinion on the results achieved and bring suggestions for improving the final products.

 

21 September 2020 Third project partners meeting

The third meeting was held online on 21 September 2020. Emanuela de Negri and Lorenzo Martellini conducted the meeting and all partners contributed with the presentation of the activities carried out at national level regarding the production of the Intervention and Monitoring Tools. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to make a detailed planning of the project future activities and to organize the project's work that focuses on the testing of the Intervention and Monitoring Tools and the finalisation of the Guidelines on Learning disabilities in Math. 

 

08 June 2020 Intervention and Monitoring Tools section

 

The Intervention and Monitoring Tools section is now available of the project portal. All the tool developed in thei fial version accepted ny the partnership are now being uploaded with a common format on the portal and they will be free to use by target groups and general users of the SMiLD project portal. 

11 May 2020 Portuguese Multiplier Event

The workshop was organized by the AEEG with cooperation of IPB partner. The event had the participation of the five PhD researchers from Portugal and Brazil exploring the topic of dyscalculia and students’ difficulties. The event was online and had the participation of 60 registrations on the zoom link, as can be verified on the zoom report, with a total of 21 different persons. The majority of the participants were secondary teachers from Portugal and Brazil. 

11 May 2020 Draft of the Guidelines

 

Project partners developed the first draft of the 3 Modules of the Guidelines. Now the schools will have a first review of them, suggesting what can be improved and what is missing giving a school point of view so that the Univesities can then improve the contents. 

16 April 2020 April Online meeting

 

Project partners held a special online meeting on 16 April 2020 to discuss the ongoing activities and the implications related to the spread of the COVID19 pandemic. 

Partners s discussed and review some Intervnetion and Monitoring tools that habe been developed and presented a first draft of the Guidelines on Learning Disabilities in Math. 

07 February 2020 Portuguese best practice dissemination activity

 

The best dissemination event carried out was the participation in the International Congress “Dificuldades de Aprendizagem na Matemática”, organized by the Centro de Desenvolvimento Infantil DIFERENÇAS. The event took place in Lisbon on the 7th and 8th of February 2020. About 70 teachers and researchers in the field of education were present and had the opportunity to attend various interventions related to the problem of learning difficulties in mathematics. 

03 February 2020 Intervention and Monitoring Tools

Partners are now developing their Intervnetion and Monitoring tools according to the results of the questionnaire for students. The tools will be reviewed by University of Genova as scientific coordinator, and will be then tested at national level once they will be uplaoded on the sprecific section of the project portal. 

15 January 2020 Results of the questionnaires for students

The project partners have finally collected and alaysed all the results related to the questionnaire B2 - Questionnaire to catrgorise difficulties in Math. Thanks to all the results the partnership, with the help of the project scientific coordinator, University of Genova, will be able to implement the Intervention and Montoring Tools in order to tackle the difficulties emerged from the results of the questionnaires. Intervention and Montoring Tools will be then tested with the involved schools and teachers. 

29 November 2019 Second meeting in Wroclaw

The second meeting took place in Wroclaw on 21 – 22 November 2019. Emanuela de Negri and Lorenzo Martellini conducted the meeting and all partners contributed with the presentation of the activities carried out at national level regarding the involvement of schools and the administration of the questionnaires for students. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to make a detailed planning of the project future activities and to organize the project's work that focuses on the production of intervention and monitoring tools and the Guidelines on Learning disabilities in Math.

02 September 2019 Questionnaires for students are now ready!

The questionnaire for students B1 and B2 are now ready. The partners have sarted to translating them in the national languages of the project. From October the questionnaires will be filled out by the students of the schools involved in the project.

The results will be collected by each partner and analysed for the creation of specific tools for monitoring and intervening towards Learning Disabilities in Math.   

08 May 2019 Conference in Portugal

The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) organizes numerous events, with the aim of making the institution known to the general public and to publicize its training offer. Opening its doors to the community, IPB facilitates contact with the reality of higher education, offering diverse activities from demonstrations, visits to laboratories and experimental activities. Among these activites, IPB had the posibility to speak of the SMiLD project, its objectives and the result achieved until now, to a public made of 2500 people. 

18 March 2019 Creation of the questionnaires for students

The project partners of the SMiLD project, led by University of Genova as coordinator, started to work at the development of the 2 questionnaire for students. The partnership is creating different typologies of exercise in order to choose the best ones and adapt them at the questionnaires. The final results will be 2 questionnaires: 

  • A questionnaire to be proposed to all students in order to make an initial analysis that allows to divide students into specific categories. 
  • A second questionnaire aiming at determing which are the difficulties that have the greatest influence on performance and skill in math. 
28 February 2019 Questionnaires for math teachers

2 questionnaires has been implemented by the project's partners and then carried out by 45 involved teachers. This activity is an important step for the SMiLD project in order for the partnership to use the results for the creation of 2 questionnaires for students to analyse the levels of learning disabilites in math. 

28 January 2019 Involvement of target groups

The project partners are curently creating a network of schools and math teachers. Several schools and math teachers have already been involved from partners' country in order to work together for the creation  and the testing of questionnaires for students with learning disabilities in math. The involved teachers will be fundamental also in the review of the Guidelines regarding learning disabilities in math. 

 

 

10 December 2018 SMiLD - Kick off meeting

The Kick off meeting took place in Florence on 6 - 7 December 2018. Emanuela de Negri and Lorenzo Martellini persented the project and the activities to be carried out to the partners. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners ot get to know each other and to discuss all the details related to the project's activities. At the of the meeting all the partners had a clear view of the future project's implementation, the financial rules and the activity the next activities which consists in the involvement of the target groups and the administration of the two questionnaires for teachers to define Learning Disabilities in Math in secondary education

 

01 October 2018 SMiLD Project

The SmiLD project has been funded by the European Commission through the Italian National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme, focusing on the acquisition of skills and key competences with a specific focus on addressing underachievement in math. The project is based on the assumption that Learning Difficulties in Mathematics do not often occur with clarity and simplicity. They manifest themselves differently in different people, and are often left undiagnosed. The project aims at: Facilitating the identification of Learning Difficulties in Mathematics in secondary education students; Providing Math teachers with appropriate tools and sources to understand the Learning Difficulties in Mathematics; Enhancing the comprehension of Learning Difficulties in Mathematics at a transnational level.

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The SMiLD project (2018-1­IT02­KA201­048274) is funded by the European Commission through the Italian National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.